Blood Red Road

By Moira Young
Read by Heather Lind

The Dust Lands Series: Book 1

11.23 Hours 06/07/2011 unabridged
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A girl goes on an epic journey through a bleak landscape in the first book of this post-apocalyptic trilogy. Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That’s fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba’s world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on a quest to get him back. Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. She has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

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Summary

Summary

A girl goes on an epic journey through a bleak landscape in the first book of this post-apocalyptic trilogy.

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That’s fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba’s world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on a quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. She has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Is it any surprise that Ridley Scott swiftly optioned the book?”  New York Times Book Review 
Blood Red Road is an eerie and adventurous dystopian fantasy on par with Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.”  Los Angeles Times
Blood Red Road will capture any reader who picks it up. I love everything about Saba—her language, her intensity, her heart, and everyone should read her story.” James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner
“I absolutely loved Blood Red Road. What a great read!”  Nancy Farmer

Reviews

Reviews

by Maxine 9/13/2017
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Great Book. Must Read!

This is my first audiobook review and found one that I knew would be good. Blood Red Road and Heather Lind do NOT disappoint! It will be hard to find another as good as this.

Author

Author Bio: Moira Young

Moira Young earned her equity card while touring with Fancy Goods before becoming a tap dancer and chorus girl in Londons West End. She later changed paths to become an opera singer. However, she always hoped to be an author. After completing her first book at age nine, she gave up this ambition until 2003, when she took a workshop at City Lit. A native Canadian, she now lives with her husband in the UK.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.23
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English